A couple of months ago I bought a website on Flippa. I’ve been happy with the purchase, but one thing I haven’t been a fan of is that the site is running an old version of Joomla, and upgrading to a more recent version isn’t a simple process. I’ve been looking at moving the site over to WordPress, but one issue I’ve been coming up against is the URL structure of the site.
The URL structure of the current site is simply http://example.com/article-or-post/, but in the updated WordPress based site there is going to be a new structure. It gets a fair amount of organic traffic, and I don’t want to lose any of that. What I wanted was a really simple way of doing 301 redirects so I don’t lose any SEO value. The easiest way to do this appears to be the Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin.
Using the plugin is amazingly easy. Once it’s installed, you’re able to specify any URL, relative to your blog’s base URL, and redirect it to whatever destination you want, including external sites.
And that is all it takes. Just a great little free plugin that has made my life a lot simpler.